£24.99The movie Sarmasik (IVY) which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015 and subsequently returned with many festival awards. Now its music will be released by Shalgam records on digital and 12 '' LP formats.Visit product page →
The album consists of the tracks that were used in the film, as well as the sound collages which were made with the sounds of the characters that were stuck on board.
Ahmet Kenan Bilgic: Born in 1982, Composer-Producer-Performer. He is also the guitarist and vocalist of the experimental fusion band Gevende from Istanbul. With Gevende, he has released two studio albums, the soundtrack for the video game Monochroma.
After composing sound and music for many short movies/animated films he won the best music 'Golden Tulip''award at the 30th International Istanbul Film Festival as the composer of the feature film Atlikarinca.
Now, he is on the preparation of releasing the third studio album with Gevende and the next soundtrack project, as well as music producing for a Xbox game.
2. Su Nereye Baksan Yine Su
3. Dansetti Gece Olüm AteoeŸleri
4. Birinci Perde
5. Sa±yra±la±p DüoeŸüverdi Albatros
6. Ikinci Perde
7. Kayka±la±p Yatarak DoaŸrulup Kalkarak
8. Denizin Ta Kendisi Ã¡ürüdü
9. Ãœçüncü Perde
10. Mavi Beyaz YeoeŸil Yanda± Sular
£18.99Ayyuka was founded in the year 2001.They've started to make their own music which was mostly improvisation and influenced by a lot of different styles. Some time later the band had it's name naturally which Is AYYUKA that has two meanings: ''to the highest part of the sky' and 'an idiom to tell that a secret has been revealed'" .Visit product page →
After university years they moved to Istanbul and started to perform their music at some live venues. Since their self-titled debut album release, the band have performed in various music festivals and venues in a number of cities including Istanbul, Berlin, Lyon, Sao Paulo.
They also have opened up for some major artists like Jonathan Richman, R.E.M., Sonic Youth.
With very direct live performance energy in their compositions, Ayyuka fuse characteristic elements from a variety of genres such as Anatolian Rock, arabesque, surf rock, punk, spaghetti western, psychedelic rock, and funk. They released their second studio album 'Kiraci Odalari' on October 2013.
Sömestr'is Ayyuka's third studio album, the sound moves between psychedelic rock, afro rhythms and much else besides. The album was made by the improvising recording sessions that they recorded at their studio.
2. Tek Teker
3. Geceleri Zor Uyurum
4. Gün 1B
7. Aryton Senna
8. Bu Bi Rüya Olmala±
£16.99Balina is a duo that carries the elements from various musical parallel universes like prog rock, math rock, psychedelia, stoner rock and swing jazz with the flavours of modern heavy metal and Turkish roots. Their music contains a blend of raw and dark tunes with the help of dynamic sound brought by the feat of drum and guitar.Visit product page →
Duo has founded in late 2011 in Izmir Turkey as Alican Oyke on guitars and Burçin Esin on drums, who are also the old bandmates from local post hardcore band Soygun.
After their first self released 2013 record Balina'and the sequent performances which includes an opening up for Mogwai in their 2015 Istanbul gig too; they quickly became one of the accepted modern-heavy faces of Turkey's current sub cultural music scene.
After following performances mostly held in Istanbul they made a reappearance with their second studio work Kaybetmenin Mitolojisi'which was released by Ada Müzik (Fikret Ka±za±lok, Faza±l Say, Bülent Ortaçgil, Zen, Nekropsi, Replikas and more) in late 2017. This time, their music tells a conceptual psychedelic urban story, stuck between the sea and the rocks.
The songs were recorded in Pür Recording Studio Istanbul and BahçeoeŸehir University with the presence of Barka±n Engin (Replikas). The cover of the album was created by Fa±rat Itmeç, photographed by Burçin Esin and graphically designed by Can DaaŸla±.
The promo photos were taken by Ebru Ya±lda±z, who has previously worked with many names such as John Cale, Ty Segall and more. In this long breath progressive album, composed of four tracks in total, Lara Di Lara features in one of the songs Ãœzgünüm'.
1. Karaburun Swing
2. Bedbaht Denizlerin Odüllü Korsana±
Release Date: 23/08/2019
£21.99Soul Path is a follow up project of Game Airs (Oyun Havalara±) that was produced 12 years ago. This project happened as being in awe of Ninja Arcade Games, especially Ninja Warrior. The album includes the same named song which was inspired by the game itself.Visit product page →
Can Tan says: 'I remember myself stuck to the screen at the Video game Arcade (Fame City at 1988) when I saw the Ninja character Kunoichi and admired him so much.'
After the first sound was recorded, Can Tan started to make music for imagined arcade games. The first song was 'Soul Path' which gave its name to the album.
He started recording the songs in 2018, Okan Ya±lmaz played synths and showed his ninja skills in four songs.
Mixed by Can Tan, mastered by Bara±oeŸ Ergün.
1. Escape at Dawn
2. Soul Path
4. Lots of Shadows
5. Kunai Lovers
6. Ninja Warriors
7. Devil Tree Ninjas
Release Date: 25/10/2019
£21.99Genre-defying band Gevende has announced its third album, Ka±ra±narda±, out worldwide February 17.Visit product page →
This newest release arrives during turbulent times in Gevende's native Turkey; the chaotic fusion of post-rock, jazz, and psychedelia that defines the band's music has made them a resilient treasure to audiences everywhere for just over a decade now. The frantic chord progressions, aggressive drums, and heavy distortion of Gevende's music have transcended borders both geographical and cultural. In addition to making its mark on Turkey's music scene, Gevende has found fans in countries all over the world.
Previous albums Ev (2006) and Sen Bala±k DeaŸilsin Ki (2011) have taken the band to Greece, France, the UK, and even Iraq. Gevende is composed of Ahmet Kenan Bilgiç, Okan Kaya, Gökçe Gürçay, Omer Oztüyen, and Serkan Emre Ã¡iftçi.
The band soundtracked the 2014 computer game Monochroma, which was later released for Xbox One in 2016. Gevende released a live album, Live at St. Antuan, shortly after creating the Monochroma OST.
Ka±ra±narda± follows Live at St. Antuan as the next chapter in Gevende's fascinating story. Baykus Music will release Ka±ra±narda± worldwide, with Shalgam Records handling vinyl.
2. Ters Okyanus
3. Tophane'de GüNeoeŸLiÌ¡ GüNler A4- VertiÌ¡Go
3. AaŸLaya AaŸLaya
4. SessiÌ¡Z GiÌ¡BiÌ¡ BiÌ¡R Yer
£21.99The Istanbul-based collective, guguou, announce their first album, 'Pas Matri', set for release by Shalgam Records.Visit product page →
The Istanbul-based collective, ha za vu zu, crafted their artistic mode of expression through situational aesthetics and performative gesture, often incorporating music among many elements.
The collective has since spawned another grouping, guguou, where music plays the lead role. guguou was founded after GüneoeŸ Terkol was invited to the Sao Paulo Biennale in 2017. Terkol was already performing with Güçlü Oztekin, and for the performance in Sao Paulo, they were joined by OaŸuz Erdin on acoustic/electronic drums and sound processing.
The three have been collaborating for the last four years at their home studio. gugugou draws on the forms, techniques and the strategies of experimental pop music. They utilize electronic tools to manipulate sound and vocals, experimenting with, or stretching popular forms, as well as processed sounds, low technology, electro acoustics, repetition and highly rhythmic music, accompanied by short and simple idiosyncratic vocalism. While the lyrics derive from every day encounters, meticulously rehearsed music performances are born from collective improvisations.
Pas Matri is the product of this interdisciplinary nature of their practice, of their range across an array of different mediums. They decided to record the album in late 2018, also using various material from old recordings.
The album was recorded between 2017 and 2019, mixed by OaŸuz Erdin and mastered by Barka±n Engin. Musicians such as Bora Ã¡eliker (guitar), Emre Akçora (saxophone) and Bulut Ã¡avaoeŸ (santoor) feature with guguou on some tracks.
1. Bas Bas Bas
2. Parkta Bir Gün
3. YeoeŸil Bir Sabah
5. Uzun Ses
8. Pas Matri
Release Date: 11/10/2019
£21.99Guitar player and singer songwriter Özgür Yilmaz known as the member of Ayyuka and Kirika bands. His first official solo work ORA was recorded as the soundtrack of a documentary, which was the story of a man, Osman Gürsoy, who travelled around the world several times in 70's with his 150cc motorcycle.Visit product page →
Most of the pieces from ORA were recorded in 2013 for this unfinished film. with some additional tracks in similar moods, the album was finished in 2016.
The album was released by Shalgam records on 2016 and will be available on vinyl as 200 Limited Copies in 2017 November.
5. Kuzgun Lesi
7. Ordu'nun Dereleri
9. Islak Cimen
12. Yayla Sabahi
14. Gunduz Dusu
Release Date: 22/12/2017
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Ponza is ready to paint the independent music scene with fluorescent colors with their debut EP 'Free Kids'
By taking the 60's and 70's peaceful and lovely echoes as the EP's origin, the band aims to direct the independent music spirit to an optimistic future.
GüneoeŸ Akyürek's psychedelic flavored home recording demos met with the drumbeats coming out of Salih Topuz's colorful mind. Free Kids Ep is recorded at Noiseist (Istanbul) and includes four songs which mixed and mastered by Ã¡aaŸan Tunala±.
In the album GüneoeŸ Akyürek performed vocals, electric and bass guitars and Salih Topuz performed the drums and all instruments are tuned in 432 Hz. Fearlessly they experimented on traditional and modern recording technics using every analog and digital toys they can find and came up with hi-fi album whit a lo-fi spirit.
The EP mixed and mastered by Ã¡aaŸan Tunala±. With the long time fellows, Burak Serter (bass) and DoaŸukan Acar (synthesizer) aligning the orbit, Ponza continues to experience the journey.
Ponza's Free Kids Ep will be digitally and physically released by Shalgam Records.
1. Free Kids
2. Sea O'Flowers
3. Mr. T
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Reverie Falls On All has been formed by Barka±n Engin and Burak Tamer in 2003.
Ranging from renaissance music to experimental music, the duo blends a wide selection of influences into contemporary electronic music. Debut album, Clouds In Our Room was released in October 2006 and IMÃ¡ EP which is a contribution to the 'Istanbul Map' project was released in December 2007.
The duo composed Music for Church Organ and Electronics in collaboration with Ahmet Alta±nel for the concert series 'Verklaerte Zeit' in 2008. Live album Passed Ones followed in 2009.
The single Eta Carinae was released in April 2014. Live performances of the duo focus on the interaction of the sound objects that form the compositions with the reflections of the present moment.
This interaction presents the core of the compositions to the audience, letting them experience the world that each piece contains in multiple layers and phases.
1. Valediction I
3. A Dark Star
4. Ten Spirits
5. Moon In The Water
6. Valediction II